Friends 0f Wabakimi
Planning Map Project
Dear Wabakimi paddlers!
We're asking for your donations!
We're negotiating with potential catographers to upgrade and make improvements in our Planning Map.
We need to:
Why can't we do that with the existing map?, well that's a long story, but suffice it to say the source file is not available. We'll have to develop this from scratch.
Your donations are needed to support this essential planning tool.
Vern Fish, President, FOW
2022: We raised $9371 to buy 10 or more Bird Song Meters to support Wabakimi Provincial Park's contributions to the Atlas 3 survey project!
2021: We raised over $8,000 for our joint project to install a park kiosk to enhance the backcountry experience for visitors to Wabakimi Provincial Park. This Kiosk will be installed in 2023 as part of the Park's 40th Anniversary. See the original artwork by Kevin Belmore that will be part of this Kiosk.
In 2020: We raised $8,000 in support of the Legacy Debris Removal Project.
Our next goal is to support our project to upgrade the Wabakimi Canoe Routes Planning Map.
Current Description: Originally produced by “Uncle” Phil Cotton working with a cartographer and published by the Friends of the Wabakimi. In a readable scale of 1:210,000 this is the only map of its kind to depict all the known canoe routes in the Historic Wabakimi Area, which includes the Wabakimi Provincial Park and eight surrounding Provincial Parks. It also includes; the Mojikit Lake, Attwood River, Ottertooth and Lake Nipigon Conservation Reserves; and bordering Crown lands forests.
Information also shows the access points from the paved highways, forest roads, and Canadian National Railway line that runs east--west through this vast wilderness area. This bright attractive map shows the primary and secondary heights of land, lakes and rivers, the provincial parks and conservation reserve boundaries as drawn from the Ontario Ministry of Natural Resources (OMNR) data set. The backdrop of the map is a "3-D" geotiff image created from the OMNR 20m Digital Elevation Model. Grid lines every 30 minutes of longitude and every 15 minutes of latitude define the coverage of the 1:50,000 Provincial Series of topographical maps with Topo map index numbers provided at the grid intersection points over the entire extent of the map. Printed in full color this 36" x 35" map covers 43,000+ square kilometers (16,500 square miles) of pristine wilderness.
Bird Song Meters:
We've met and exceeded our goal! We raised $9,371 CAD. Phillip Tervo of Virginia, Minn. won the drawing for the Cooke Custom Sewing (CCS) 10 x 10 tarp.
Please Donate Now!
Large or small it’s all needed and appreciated. Please consider following table*:
Checks may be mailed to:
Friends of Wabakimi,
1060 Riverdale Road, Thunder Bay, Ontario P7J 1N2
3488 Kingswood Place
Waterloo, Iowa 50701
With over 10,000 lakes, Wabakimi is one of the most expansive protected paddling destinations in all of North America!